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23/09/2006 SENIOR PRIZEGIVING AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

The annual Senior Prizegiving at Loreto College Coleraine took place in the College Hall on the evening of Wednesday 20th September 2006.

Welcoming those present, College Principal Mr Brian Lenehan said,

“Guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, on behalf of my fellow members of staff our Board of Governors and the Loreto Community, I’d like to welcome you to our senior prizegiving.

“We’d particularly like to welcome back our “old” Yr14’s, first time back as past pupils; our current year 12, 13 and 14 students and you, the parents.  Welcome to you all.

“We hope you find the evening enjoyable and relaxing.

Introducing the guest speaker for the evening, Mr Séan Bradley, Mr Lenehan continued:

“Our guest speaker this evening is a well known and highly regarded educationalist.  He was a teacher, VP and Principal in St Mary’s Limavady for a total of 29 years, Principal for 10 of these.

“He worked for the Department of Education in introducing the Performance Review for teachers and has served as Vice-President and President of the NAHT in 1999 and 2000 respectively.

“Never one to shirk a challenge, he took on the role of Principal Designate in 2002 with the plan to amalgamate 3 schools in Strabane and became Principal in 2005 of the new Holy Cross College.  The school currently has 1470 pupils and will grow to 1800+ when new buildings are completed in 2008.

“He is equally well known and held in equally high esteem within CLG.  His home club is Glenn, Maghera but in 1980 he was founder chairman of the Limavady Wolfhounds club.

“He served on the Derry County Board from 1979 – 1989, 3 of these years as press officer and 6 as County Chairman.  This took him onto the Ulster Council from 1982 – 1989 and in the midst of all that he found the time to act as a senior referee for 10 years.

“Round about the late ‘80s he considered taking up a full-time position with CLG, but at that time education proved the stronger pull – education’s great gain and the GAA’s great loss.

“Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve no idea how delighted we are to have our guest with us this evening. He’s a local man, or near enough. Please welcome Mr Seán Bradley.”

Following an inspiring and motivational speech by Mr Bradley, Mr Lenehan continued:

“Ladies and gentlemen, last year we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Loreto sisters in Coleraine and recalled the life and work of Mary Ward, the foundress of the Institute from which the Loreto Order was founded.

“The Loreto sisters continue to be visionary in their thinking and pragmatic in their doing.  With 150 schools and colleges, 70,000 students and some 5500 staff worldwide, they have a global dimension.  To assist them and all of those engaged in education they have produced a set of educational guidelines designed to inform the ethos and philosophy of their schools and mission in the 21st century worldwide.  These have become known as the Kolkata guidelines, called after Kolkata in India, the place where they were drawn up.  In the context of globalisation the Loreto educational network has a vitally important role to play in our work for personal and social transformation.  I quote just one guideline which focuses on relationships.

‘Loreto education emphasises the importance of the quality of relationships within and beyond the school and other education centres.  We seek to develop right relationships as the foundation of our educational endeavours.  These relationships should be responsible, affirming, open, transparent, compassionate, trusting, and able to accept and offer challenge.’

“There is not a single guideline in the Kolkata booklet that is not value driven.  Peace, Joy, Justice, Sincerity, Truth enshrine values that ought to be at the core of education universally, irrespective of culture or religion.

“On the pragmatic front, the Loreto sisters have reinvigorated their tradition of service by establishing nine new schools in developing countries recently, one for each of the nine Loreto provinces or branches.  The Irish province has established a new school in Rumbek, southern Sudan.  Three Loreto sisters went out there in February this year.  Sudan is one of the largest and amongst the poorest countries in Africa.  Civil war between the Muslim north and the Christian south has torn the country over the last 50 years resulting in 2 million dead and millions displaced.  The peace agreement reached in January 2005 has allowed these Loreto sisters to pursue their mission and service to others there.  One cannot help compare the Loreto sisters to the disciples of St Francis of Assissi when he said to them

‘ . . . . . go, spread the good news and if necessary use words.’

“Ensuring that values are at the heart of education ensures that education is a humanising process with the integrity of the individual always at the centre.  Values are what make us human and what preserves what it means to be human from one generation to the next.

“These are values that often don’t sit comfortably with today’s obsession with target-setting, individualism, what we want rather than what we need, the growing gulf between the developed and developing world and between the so-called western world and Islam, the drive for greater and greater economic growth, with all its environmental consequences.

“The cynics of the environmental lobby would have us believe that their pronouncements on the state of the planet serve only to attract more resources into their own academia, that they are self serving.  Others claim it is being used as a way of keeping poor countries poor by limiting their energy production.  One of the most highly respected of this group of scientists is Professor Lovelock, author of the Gaia Hypothesis.  He believes that current environmental trends will trigger frightening climate change within 20 years and that it is already happening; that these changes will be rapid, lifetime changes with far reaching consequences for us all.  We think of our physical world as stable and predictable; our political and economic world geared towards delivering increasing wealth year after year.  What if Professor Lovelock is correct?  How would that realisation change our thinking, our behaviour and our values?  The irony of countries now trading in carbon, just as they trade in cars will hardly be lost on ourselves as motorists.

‘Our perception of the world and indeed our own lives can be greatly influenced by the media.  The “plastic bag” culture, for example, is media coined; its characteristics – flimsy, light, transparent, throw away, blowing in the wind, shredding in hedges.’

“I suspect that there is a growing unease amongst more and more people about the impact of our lifestyles and the values that underpin our lifestyles.  These don’t just impact on the environment, the economy and society but also in the most extreme and graphic ways as well.  The Iraq War for example was fought on behalf of our security we were told.

“Education has a fundamental role to play in instilling in young people the wherewithal to be discerning and to reflect critically.  Teaching is essentially a moral activity.  It is essentially about human values and essentially about moulding good people to do good.  The Loreto Kolkata guidelines mirror the words of St Francis in their commitment to social change when they say:

‘The promotion of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation is a Gospel imperative and a priority within Loreto/IBVM education.  Loreto/IBVM educators recognise their responsibility to develop agents of social change who will commit themselves to building a better world.  This is not an option but an integral part of the educational process.  In educating for responsible global citizenship, God’s Kingdom is made more visible.’

“Of course we can’t all replicate the actions of the three Loreto sisters going out to South Sudan.  But perhaps their actions are indicative of the need to reflect on our own values and how we might interact with our neighbours and our world in a gentler, friendlier manner.

“And that brings me to question whether the current proposed educational changes will enhance the value base that this, and many schools like it, are based upon.  Or will they over time, not immediately, but over time, diminish that value base.

“As things stand academic selection will have ended when pupils transfer to secondary school in September 2010.  We have no difficulty with the ending of academic selection, our trustees welcome it and the Kolkata guidelines say of inclusivity:

‘Loreto education values and respects each student.  It seeks to educate all – irrespective of ability, creed, or ethnic, social and economic backgrounds – in an open learning environment.’

“The most significant threat doesn’t come from the structural or curricular changes or the ending of academic selection.  It is the threat to our ethos that is most worrying.  In previous prize-giving speeches I have referred to the fact that the ethos of this school is grounded in its history and tradition as a Loreto school and that the challenge for us is preserving and maintaining that ethos in the face of such rapid social change.  A key aspect of this is the value that parents put upon and will put upon the type of education schools like this offer.  The new education legislation as it currently stands begins the process of centralising decision making away from schools and local communities.  It takes away from Boards of Governors the ability to make key decisions that impact directly upon ethos such as decisions relating to curriculum, admissions, important pastoral matters and the role of employer.  It threatens the voluntary status of the school that goes to the heart of our ethos.  The Trustees who founded, funded and ran such schools are given scant regard in the new legislation.  No central authority can ever serve our young people as well.

“We have every confidence that we can rise to these challenges, seize the opportunities that change presents and continue to offer a wide variety of opportunities and a first class education to all the pupils who come to us and we will continue to do so within the ethos and value system that has inspired three Loreto sisters to go out to Rumbek, Sudan and start a new school there.”

Mr Lenehan then moved on to summarise the events and achievements of the previous academic year.

“We provide a great range of extra curricular activities and sport and acknowledge the great contribution this makes to the College and to the individual pupils who participate.  We firmly believe that this participation complements the academic side of school life, helping to develop the many different attributes of each student.  We actively encourage and promote participation in the wider life of the College.

“In Gaelic games teams competed in the McLarnon, the Herald and Loch an Iuir Cups.  After 6 – 7 years of knocking on the gates for the senior squad it’s maybe time to start building from the junior teams again and determining that that elusive breakthrough at senior level will come – hopefully in my time.

“In hurling the College was represented at Senior, U-16, U-14 and U-13 levels in Ulster Colleges’ competitions.  Reward was justly earned by Sean Leo McGoldrick – a hurling All-Star for the 2nd successive year and a first for Loreto in winning the Casement Cup, the team captained by Fergal McKay.  The Junior hurlers were narrowly defeated in the final of the Ulster Colleges’ McFarland Cup, captained by Peter McKeague.

“Ulster Colleges’ camogie saw a similar number of Loreto teams compete at various Colleges’ levels.  Again their hard work and determination over the years was rewarded when Maeve Boyle, Sinead Cassidy and Meabh McGoldrick all received All-Star awards, the 2nd successive year for Sinead.  In total 11 teams competed in Ulster Schools’ Gaelic games competitions.

“Six teams competed in the Coleraine and District Leagues, where the senior team, captained by Sean Leo McGoldrick, just failed to lift the Morton Halifax Cup for the first time in 4 years.

“In hockey U-12, U-13 and U-14 A & B teams together with the Senior 1st, 2nd and 3rd XIs competed in the Derry and Antrim Leagues.  The senior teams were captained by Lauren Eastwood and Meabh McGoldrick

“In schools Judo several old hands and one new one took top awards in the Northern Ireland Schools’ Judo championships.  Megan Boylan, Yr13, took gold in the junior section, younger brother Sam, Yr8, also took gold in his section while Finbarr Martin, Yr9, took the gold medal in the Boys’ Mini-Mon competition.  Sam has been selected to represent Northern Ireland.

“Netball continues its popularity, with 5 school teams entering the Coleraine and District Leagues.  Yr 8s and the intermediate team (Yr11/12s) won their leagues, while the  Juniors (Yr10) were runners-up.

“The Senior Badminton team entered the NI Cup for the first time.

“A 17 strong team of athletes from the school competed in the NEEBSA finals.  The U-15 girls relay team of Emma Louise Murray, Ciara McNicholl, Eimear McDermott, Georgia Thompson and Oonagh Donnelly were silver medal winners.  Ciara also took silver in the long jump.  Emma Doherty took silver in the 100m while Stephen Dooley took 3rd place in 400m.

“At junior level, this year marked the 10th year of the Mary McCabe and Challenge Shield Year 8 Cross-Country competition.  The 2000m College course was completed by Anna Breslin and Daniel McAleese in the fastest times, the recipients of two awards.

“The Year 8s also competed in their annual swimming gala where impressive individual and team performances were recorded.  It’s hard to believe that this is the age group where athletes for the London Olympics in 2012 are being identified and groomed – so you never know!

“In tennis the junior girls’ tennis team competed in the NI Tennis championships, reaching the quarter final stages.  Fiona Gallagher, a Year 14 student, added further to her already impressive record in tennis.  She was awarded the O’Shee Trophy by Tennis Ireland for outstanding Irish Junior Female player.  In addition to national and provincial titles and having represented Ulster at senior level she also represented Ireland in the senior Tri-nations competition.

“The Lower and Upper Sixth outdoor pursuits challenge continues to be very popular with 20 students taking on the challenge of climbing Slieve Donard, running and swimming.

“Last year we introduced the President’s Award and have 8 Year 11 students currently completing their bronze awards.

“Outstanding success and achievement was also experienced in a whole host of other activities and events.

“In the Causeway Open Dance Championships Rosanna Jack and Kelly Doherty took gold and silver respectively in the senior section.  Elizabeth Lane, Megan Cunning and Lois Quigley took gold in the junior triples; Maria Mooney and Alex Brownlow took gold in the pairs and Maria Mooney again took silver in the solo.  Rosanna Jack was awarded the title of performer of the year.

“Meanwhile Shannon Mullan Yr8 distinguished herself by qualifying for the World Irish Dancing Championships after wonderful performances in the Ulster Championships.

“Art students have enjoyed tremendous success over the years and Barry O’Kane, Yr11, contributed to this by taking 1st place in the KS4 Ulster Museum competition.  With entries from 170 schools and approximately 3000 entries this was a great achievement.  Bronagh Ward, Caomhan McKeever Yr8, and Naomi Lynch Yr10, were among top prize-winners and had their work selected for the Causeway Peace Network calendar.

“In public speaking Elizabeth Lane Yr10 took 2nd place in the Coleraine and District Road Safety public speaking competition.

“Music and Drama contribute richly to the life of the College through the Drama club, Senior and Junior Choirs, Traditional group, the 2-yearly Musical and music and singing tuition.  Highlights of the College’s talented singers came at the Coleraine International Choral Festival where the senior choir was highly commended and at the Bangor International Festival where the senior choir took 1st place and the junior choir 2nd place.  Catherine McCambridge Yr13 was selected for the Ulster Youth Choir. At the Coleraine Festival the Junior Choir took 1st place with an exquisite performance. The 75th Anniversary Senior Choir CD, launched in 2005, is still on sale.

“The Traditional Music group attended the Ballymena Music Festival and took first place in the group competition.  Shannon Reynolds, Megan Rafferty, Clare Kelly and Sinead McAllister won individual instrument prizes in several competitions.

“The summer concert for junior talent was a wonderful exposé of our young talent and it produced some wonderful performances.

“One of the highlights of the year and of our 75th celebrations was the stunning production of My Fair Lady.  Capacity audiences were treated to a performance that would have graced Broadway or the West End.  It was a wonderful show and represented the collective effort of staff and students from right across the school.

“The record of senior Economics students in competitions has been outstanding over the years and this year was no different.  For the 5th successive year Yr14 students Fergal O’Kane, Danielle O’Connor, Carol McAtamney and Olivia McCloskey took 1st place in NI in the Bank of England Target 2.0 Interest Rate Challenge.  The team went on to compete in the UK finals in Manchester where their expertise and presentation earned them an excellent 3rd place from an initial entry of 42.

“The Junior Mathematics Challenge, as always, attracted great interest in mathematics and its usual crop of high achievers.  It’s a challenge that encourages mathematical reasoning, getting pupils to think for themselves and develops reasoning skills.

“Loreto students have entered the ESAT/BT Young Scientist competition for many years and with outstanding success.  As a result of her success in this competition, Katherine Donnelly was invited to participate in the British Association Crest Science Fair in London where she took two of the top awards.  Katherine was also invited to represent the UK at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the US, the largest pre-college celebration of science in the world.

“The school is also represented each year in the NI Young Scientist Competition.  This year’s young scientists were Maria Ward, Stephanie Paul, Hannah Johnston, Malo Scullion, Daniel Hendrie and Kevin McLaughlin.

“Stephanie Paul represented the school in the Seagate Young Innovators and took 1st place, won the Institute of Physics Award and was invited to attend the Crest Science Fair in London.

“A team of Yr13 Physics students, Ciaran Boyle, Kelly Doherty, Donal Hill and Thomas McGuckian, represented N Ireland in Dublin, having won the Institute of Physics Paperclip Physics competition.  They were invited to speak at the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Conference in Queen’s in June 2006.

“Not to be outdone, a group of Yr12 Physics students, Roisin O’Kane, Bonnie Diamond and Michael McKeown, also took 1st place in the UK in the Express Yourself Science Competition held in the Royal Institute of Science in London.  A second team, Shane McLaughlin and Michael O’Loan, also represented the College at the UK finals at the same venue.  The former team was invited back to speak in the Michael Faraday Theatre in the Royal Institute in September this month.

“Residential courses for students of Irish were organised once again in the Gaeltacht.  A wide variety of linguistic and cultural events contributed to the success of the Irish Week.  This complemented our European Day when we celebrate the diversity of cultures in the EU.  Consistent with previous successes Irish students Cormac Hasson, Padraig Tunney, Peter Dowds and Ronan McIlvenny took joint 1st place in the annual Gael Linn senior Irish quiz.

“Speaking in English this time, a team of four Yr8 pupils, Caoimhe Bond, Emma Kelly, Peter Reid and Conor Doherty-Greene, won through as Northern winners to represent Northern Ireland in the final of the All-Ireland Credit Union Quiz in Dublin, where they achieved a well-deserved fourth place.

“On the European scene, a group of 16 German students spent 10 days in Germany as guests of students in our twin school in Vechta, part of our annual exchange programme.  In October last year a group of 41 GCSE history students spent a memorable week in Berlin, Germany, the highlight of which was their visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the Holocaust Memorial.  Benjamin McKillen, Yr13, won a prestigious UK-German Youth Links Sponsorship to spend a month in Germany.

“In the field of Careers and Higher Education, the College hosted its 24th annual Trial Interviews event for Yr14 students, an invaluable experience in making course/career choices.  All Yr13s were placed for a week’s work experience while all of Yr12s participated in the Business Insight programme focusing on interview performance and skills.  Yr13 students, Philip Martin, Emma Carlin, Thomas McGuckian, Kelly Doherty, Benjamin McKillen and Sarah Mullan took 1st place in the western section of the Young Enterprise Awards, having set up and run their own mini company.  They competed in the NI Final in the City Hall in Belfast where they received the Best Company Communication Award.

“The College attaches great importance to Education for Mutual Understanding, reaching out and engaging with other groups and institutions across the whole of the community.  You can see the great range of our pupils’ participation.  We are especially proud of our links with Sandelford Special School, our involvement in the Seven Schools Cross Community Project, the community work of our Christian Life Community group, our links with the St Vincent de Paul and our links with other Loreto schools in developing countries, especially Sudan which I mentioned earlier and our sister school in Daejeeling, India.  In addition Aisling O’Neill and Ronan McIlvenny (Yr12) spent a month in Kingsport, Tennessee as part of the Ulster cross-community project.

“In the area of personal development, the College awarded 4 bursaries to students to pursue aspects of their own development outside of school.  The Founders’ Bursary for Personal Development was awarded to Aine McGuckian, the Teague Bursary for Modern Languages to Fiona Bailey, the Miss Murray Bursary for English to Sorcha Mellon and the Parents’ Bursary for any area of personal development to Orlagh Daly.  Outside of school, Orlagh has represented Northern Ireland for the last 4 years in equestrian eventing and was shortlisted for the Irish team this year.

“We are also especially proud of how generous and caring our students are.  Last year they raised a total of £21,205.77 for our designated charities.  In addition fundraising by both staff and pupils helped to fund nine Yr14 students to travel out to a variety of African countries and give of their time, energy and expertise to the poor there.

“There are numerous other events, activities and opportunities available to students throughout the year, including liturgies, retreats, trips, outings, fieldwork, competitions and so on.  And although I have highlighted the higher profile events throughout the last year, there are numerous other pupils giving generously and participating consistently in a whole host of ways.  This is what contributes to the richness and variety of the College.  I commend them all highly and I firmly believe that academic success and wider participation go hand in hand.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sure you would agree that the College provides a wealth of opportunities for all its students, from the gifted to those who find school more of a challenge.  We are very proud of our students’ achievements and delighted at the high levels of participating and hope that we provide every pupil with the opportunities to develop and further their interests and find their niches.

“On your behalf I would like to pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the teaching staff, day in, day out, they give of their very best in the interests of the students and I believe that they provide a level of service to our young people here that is second to none.

“The non-teaching staff also play a vitally important role in the service of our students, often working unobtrusively and quietly to maintain the quality of services, buildings and grounds .  My thanks to Mrs Duddy, the librarian; Mr Lynn, the Bursar; Mrs Maxwell, my own secretary; Miss Stewart and Mrs Ferris, the office secretaries; Mr Otterson, senior technician on behalf of all the technicians; Mrs Johnston and Mrs West, classroom assistants; Mr Weir and Mr Mullan, caretakers and on behalf of cleaning staff; Mr Turner, groundsman; Miss McCann, head cook on behalf of the canteen staff.  Thanks also to Fr Page, our school Chaplain and to the Religious Education Department for the time and effort they put into organising the liturgies, retreats and seminars throughout the year.

“My thanks to the Loreto Community both here in Coleraine and further afield for their continued prayers and support this year and every year. 

“My thanks also to our Governors, many of whom are here tonight.  The Governance of schools has become more and more demanding and the next 5 – 10 years will bring changes to the post-primary education sector.  Yet the Governors give generously of their time and expertise in making the many important and often onerous decisions in the best interests of the College and its students.

“Thanks also to you the parents for your trust and co-operation.  Working together we can achieve so much and we are very grateful for your support.

“Finally my thanks to you the students for your courtesy and co-operation throughout your years here – that is something we appreciate very much.

“Young people don’t always get a good press.  But every day in school here we see young people who are full of energy, who are inquisitive, creative, caring and supportive and who have the boundless potential to do good.  Each one of you has it within you to do something great, to achieve something great and to be great.  So in the words of St Francis –
‘go and spread the good news and if necessary use words’.”

The prizes were presented as follows by guest speaker Mr Séan Bradley, Mr Lenehan and various Heads of Department and Heads of Year:

Year 14 Academic Awards
Maeve Boyle
Paddy Boyle
Shauna Boyle
Michael Colgan
Lauren Darragh
Katherine Donnelly
Bridget Gaile
Fiona Gallagher
Sean Gottschalk
Conor Heaney
Michael Hickey
Rory Kane
Frank Kealey
Ciara Loughlin
Mary Louise Boyle
Kerri Martin
Sinead Martin
Charlotte McAfee
Bronagh McAleese
Carol McAtamney
Duncan McCaughan
Francis McCaughan
Olivia McCloskey
Joseph McCollam
Ciana McDonald
Margaret McElhinney
Sean Leo McGoldrick
Rachel McHenry
Fergal McKay
Julie-Ann McLean
Beth McMullan
Aileen McNicholl
Ryan McQuillan
Niamh Melby
Rachel Millar
Joseph Moffett
Enda Mullan
Una Mullan
Emma O’Donnell
Dervla O’Kane
Maria O’Kane
Michaela O’Kane
Holly Tompkin

Year 13 Academic Awards
Emma Brown
Emma Carlin
Sinead Cassidy
Kelly Doherty
Stephen Friel
Gemma Hegarty
Donal Hill
Connor Hodges
Daniel Howell
David Lyness
Philip Martin
Martin McAlister
Lorcan McCloskey
Ryan McCloskey
Meabh McGoldrick
Cathy McHenry
Benjamin McKillen
Eoin McWilliams
Sorcha Mellon
Stephanie Millar
Emma Mullan
Sarah Mullan
Emma O’Boyle
Eoin O’Hara
Catherine Quigg
Martin Quigg
Kerry Shaw
Joni Traynor
Maria Ward
Patrick Welch

Year 12 Academic Awards
Ronan Bradley
Monica Brolly
Kirsty Crawford
Jonathan Cunning
Aoife Daly
Bonnie Diamond
Chad Eastwood
Elaine Gallagher
Maureen Heneghan
Christine Hickey
Sinead Ingram
Ashley Kelly
Bronagh Kelly
Niall Leake
Orla Louden
Katrina Lynch
Maeve McAllister
Deborah McCloskey
Sarah McCloskey
Daniel McCollam
Mary McCrory
Nadine McGahon
Jeanette McGill
Karen McIlvar
Michael McKeown
Shane McLaughlin
Maeve McLernon
Bronagh McNicholl
Ronan McShane
Mary Charlotte Mullan
Odhrán Mullan
Marc O’Hara
Roisin O’Kane
Michael O’Loan
Kevin O’Neill
Eimear Scullin
Chelsea Ferguson-Smyth
Jonathan Smyth
Jan Toner
Therese Tunney

Year 11 Academic Awards   
Kirsty Doherty    
Kate Howell    
Anna Maguire    
Conor McCotter    
Kevin McLaughlin    
Nicola McLister
Stephanie Paul
Malo Scullion
Christopher Sharkey
Charles Stuart
Patrick Tunney

Year 11 Diligence
11A Sean McWilliams
11B Sarah Mulgrew
11C Ronan McIlvenny
11D Aideen McKeague
11E Michaela Cunning

Year 11 Progress   
11A Rachel Law   
11B Fergal Rainey   
11C Ceire McNicholl   
11D Louise Bogues   
11E Janette Loughlin   

Year 11 Co-operation and Leadership
11A Paul Friel
11B Keriann Traynor
11C Eimear McDermott
11D Catherine Diamond
11E Damian Christie

Year 12 Progress   
12A Colin Quigg
12B Stephen McGrath
12C Ciara McAtamney
12D Brid Mullan
12E Aileen Martin

Year 12 Co-operation and Leadership
12A Chad Eastwood
12B Brendan Sweeney
12C Ronan Bradley
12D Shauna Cunning
12E Sheena O’Kane

Other Awards
1. For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in GCSE years:
Maureen Heneghan, Aine McGuckian

2. For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in A Level years:
Joseph McCollam

3. The Patricia McDermott Memorial Trophy for outstanding achievement in GCSE English:
Michael McKeown

4. The Macaulay, O’Neill and Martin Perpetual Cup for outstanding achievement in GCSE Mathematics:
Michael McKeown

5. The Northern Bank Award for outstanding achievement in A Level Science:
Enda Mullan

6. The BKS Perpetual Trophy for outstanding achievement in A Level Geography:
Bridget Gaile

7. The AVX Computer Awards for outstanding achievement in Computing:
A Level: Fergal McKay
GCSE: Daniel McCollam, Bronagh McNicholl, Shane Rainey

8. The Stanleigh Cup for outstanding achievement in Music:
Christine Hickey

9. Distinction in Grade 8 Singing:
Marian Armstrong, Megan Devlin, Eilish McAllister, Anne Marie McGill, Orlagh McQuillan

10. The McGeown Cup for outstanding achievement in A Level Economics:
Joseph Moffett

11. The N&N Trophies’ Cup for outstanding achievement in A Level Art and Design:
Marian Armstrong

12. The Physical Sciences Award:
Sean Gottschalk

13. Corn Brugha for outstanding achievement in Irish:
Nadine McGahon

14. The Michael Clarke Memorial Cup for outstanding achievement in Drama, presented by Year 14 2002-2003:
Lauren Eastwood

15. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level Religious Education:
Sinead Martin

16. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level History:
Fiona Gallagher

17. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level Government and Politics:
Joseph McCollam

18. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level Mathematics:
Paddy Boyle

19. The Bank of Ireland Trophy for outstanding achievement in A Level Home Economics:
Ciara Loughlin

20. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level English:
Kerri Martin, Caoimhe McCotter

21. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level Technology:
Conor Molloy

22. Award for outstanding achievement in GCSE French:
Orla Louden

23. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level French:
Emma O’Donnell

24. Award for outstanding achievement in GCSE German:
Christine Hickey

25. Award for outstanding achievement in A Level German:
Anna Railton

26. Award for best article in School Magazine:
Anna Maguire

27. The Teresa Ball Trophy for Commitment and Spirit:
Sorcha Mellon

28. The Kathleen Toner Memorial Cup:
Sinead Martin

29. The Ciara McLaughlin Memorial Cup:
Bronagh McAleese

30. Sports Captains 2005-2006:
Fiona Gallagher, Sean Leo McGoldrick

31. The Louise McLaughlin Perpetual Trophy for outstanding contribution to the sporting life of the College:
Una McGouran

32. For outstanding achievement representing the College in Sport at National Level:
Sinead Cassidy, Meabh McGoldrick, Maeve Boyle, Fiona Gallagher, Sean Leo McGoldrick

33. The Mother Rose Cup for best Female Athlete in Year 11:
Ceire McNicholl, Andrea O’Connor

34. Best Male Athlete in Year 11:
Aidan Mullan, Barry O’Kane

35. Sports Person of the Year 2005-2006:
Sinead Cassidy

36. MacLarnon Player of the Year:
Sean Leo McGoldrick

37. Captain of Casement Cup:
Fergal McKay

38. Loreto Challenge Gold Award:
Paddy Burns, Brendan Cunning, Lauren Eastwood, Joseph McCollam, Ciana McDonald, Margaret McElhinney, Eamonn McKeown, Conor Molloy, Finnuala Mullan, Dervla O’Kane

39. The Sister Colmcille and Sister Aidan Bursary (Founders’ Bursary for Personal Development):
Orlagh Daly

40. Parents’ Bursary for Personal Development:
Aine McGuckian

41. The Miss Murray Memorial Bursary:
Sorcha Mellon

42. The Teague Bursary for Languages:
Fiona Bailey

43. For Full Attendance:
Year 11:
Damian Christie, Aisling Devine, Cormac Hasson, Hannah Johnston, Joanne Law, Anna Maguire, Caroline McCambridge, Conor McCotter, Carla McGill, Denise McGill, Stephanie Paul, Christopher Sharkey, Patrick Tunney
Year 12: Aileen Bradley, Shauna Cunning, Pearce Doherty, Maureen Heneghan, Sinead Ingram, Bronagh Kelly, Brian Lenehan, Aileen Martin, Maeve McAllister, Michael McKeown, Shane McLaughlin, Brid Mullan, Roisin O’Kane, Brendan Sweeney.
Year 13: Bronagh Bradley, Niall Burns, Gemma Hegarty, Donal Hill, Cormac Kealey, Eamon Kelly, Philip Martin, Laura McGill, Thomas McGuckian, Ciara McQuillan, Patrick Welch
Year 14: Maeve Boyle, Ciar Johnston, Charlotte McAfee, Anne Marie McGill, Orlagh McQuillan, Dervla O’Kane

Senior Prefects
Maeve Boyle  
Mary Louise Boyle  
Paddy Boyle 
Shauna Boyle 
Tierna Bradley
Clare Cavanagh
Sarah Connolly
Brendan Cunning
Megan Devlin
Lauren Eastwood
Owen Fisher
Sean Gottschalk
Michael Hickey
Ewa Kelly
Frank Kealey
Ciaran Lenehan
Charlotte McAfee
Bronagh McAleese
Eilish McAllister
Carol McAtamney
Colleen McCrory
Anne Marie McGill
Sean Leo McGoldrick
Una McGouran
Rachel McHenry
Fergal McKay
Julie-Ann McLean
James McNicholl
Niamh Melby
Rachel Millar
Enda Mullan
Una Mullan
Danielle O’Connor
Emma O’Donnell
Fergal O’Kane
Dervla O’Kane
Ursula O’Neill
James Quigley
Paul Rodgers
Holly Tompkin

Special Awards
Deputy Head Boy  Joseph McCollam
Deputy Head Girl Sinead Martin
Head Boy  Francis McCaughan
Head Girl  Katherine Donnelly

Following a presentation of a token of thanks to Mr Séan Bradley by Loreto Head Boy Stephen Friel and Head Girl Meabh McGoldrick, the evening concluded with a speech of reminiscence and thanks by 2005-2006 Head Boy Francis McCaughan.